Who should buy the Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX

If you are the kind of hiker who likes speeding through groomed trails on most days, you are this boot’s target audience. That said, the Predict Hike Mid GTX is also a great buy for:

  • Trail-goers who have low insteps.
  • Hikers who need a combination of ankle support and mobility. This is made possible by the boot’s semi-rigid yet flexible ankle cuff.
  • Hard striders. The Predict Hike Mid GTX’s stout heel provides extra shock absorption, making haphazard landings safer.
  • Adventurers who require enhanced rearfoot stability. Footing balance is yours in this footgear, thanks to its surface-conforming sole unit.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Logo

Who should not buy the Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX

You might want to look past this shoe if you wish is to have a hiking adventure free of interruptions because based on a wealth of reports, the Predict Hike Mid GTX’s laces come undone easily. Most of these reviews say that not even double-knotting these laces can solve the issue. Also, a few adventurers say that this boot could be less restrictive. That said, it might not be ideal for hikers with a wide foot profile. Checking at other hiking boots with wide-toe construction might help you with your search though. 

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Not Buy

No break-in period

Folks in the hiking community lauded the Predict Hike Mid GTX from Salomon for the incredible comfort on day one the shoe provides. 

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX No Break In

Watertight

The ability of this mid-cut hiking shoe to keep the water out has earned tons of praise from a significant number of trail-goers.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Watertight

Clawing various terrain

Its Contagrip outsole, according to many, delivers a claw-like grip on a variety of terrain, including wet and icy surfaces.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Outsole

The lightness of  Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX

Compared with most hiking boots (which average around 500 g), the Predict Hike Mid GTX is extremely light. It weighs no more than 400 g, after all.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Midsole

Ample arch support

Testers love the women's version of this hiking companion for the adequate support its arch zone provides. 

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Arch

Clean workmanship

Reviewers are impressed with the highly polished craftsmanship of the Predict Hike Mid GTX.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Workmanship

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX vs. OUTline Mid GTX

Pitted against the Predict Hike Mid GTX in this footgear clash is yet another Salomon hiker—the OUTline Mid GTX. The following are their differences:

Weight. The OUTline Mid GTX is about 50 g heavier than the Predict Hike Mid GTX.

Outsole. Shallow lugs are slapped on the featured boot’s outsole. These studs offer versatile traction on level terrain. Meanwhile, the outsole of its rival has toothier lugs, which grant enhanced latching power on soft soil.

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Outsole2

MSRP. Budget-wise, the OUTline Mid GTX is a more enticing offering by being less costly than the Predict Hike Mid GTX by roughly $30.

VERDICT: If you are a lightness purist and you mostly hike on groomed trails (after a stroll around the city), the Predict Hike Mid GTX is a fine choice. 

Salomon Predict Hike Mid GTX Rearfoot

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 13.3oz / Women 11.3oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Salomon

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.